A team member has asked for some feedback on an issue that I (surprisingly and luckily) have not encountered. He has a direct that performs their job in a "fine" manner. We want to grow this DR and coach them to be exemplarily. If my colleague had time to micro manage the employee, the overall productivity and effectiveness of the department would go up. However, we would like the DR to take initiative instead. Some background on the personalities - the DR is emotionally tied to their performance and has never responded well to constructive feedback. My team member has been managing for about a year and formerly worked alongside the now, DR.
Right now, I'm suggesting to re-look at goals and find a way to make "taking initiative" measurable and time based. Any other suggestions would be appreciated!